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Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:03:11 GMT 
    Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.


Studio collapse puts films in limbo 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:47:26 GMT 
    The fates of around a dozen movies are up in the air after Hollywood studio Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy protection.


US energy plan to boost renewables 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:51:27 GMT 
    President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.


Earth magnetic shield is much older 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:58:19 GMT 
    Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.


HIV flushed out by cancer drug 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:05:16 GMT 
    HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.


'Abortion pill' legalised in Canada 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:20:18 GMT 
    Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.


England win to take 2-1 Ashes lead 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:59:05 GMT 
    England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.


Leeds Rhinos 24-14 St Helens 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:15:59 GMT 
    Challenge Cup holders Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens to reach the final at Wembley for a fifth time in six years.


Terror on the beach 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT 
    Thirty-eight people were killed by a gunman at the Tunisian resort of Sousse. Here survivors tell their story.


A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:35 GMT 
    Iran hasn't presented an inviting face to the outside world over the last few decades, but the UK Foreign Office now says it's fine to visit - so what's it like?


Mali 'religious sign' draws crowds 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:54:05 GMT 
    Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.


Chad imposes 'terror' death penalty 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:07:24 GMT 
    Following attacks by Boko Haram militants, MPs in Chad vote to reinstate the death penalty for acts of terrorism six months after it was abolished.


Fukushima officials to face trial 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:11:29 GMT 
    Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.


Indian teachers 'kidnapped in Libya' 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:22:25 GMT 
    A group of four Indian teachers are kidnapped in Libya, but India's foreign ministry says it has secured the release of two of them.


Ukraine court backs self-rule plan 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:22:01 GMT 
    Ukraine's top court says rebel-held areas in the east can get limited self-rule - but MPs are yet to vote on the changes.
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